Morrisville yard - Page 3

CR's Morrisville yard was a former PRR yard located in Morrisville, PA.

CR 6870 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

CR RSD-12's 6870 and 6863 work Morrisville yard in March, 1977.

CR 6876 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

PC RSD-12 6876 moves a trio of cabooses including PC 21669 (N7 class), CR 21138 (N7D class, ex-EL C338), and a third CR caboose at Morrisville yard in March, 1977.

CR 21138 was preserved by West Shore Rail Excursions, Delta Place Station, Rt 15, 2 miles north in Lewisburg, PA.

CR 6876 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

PC RSD-12 6876 moves a trio of cabooses including PC 21669 (N7 class), and CR 21138 (N7D class, ex-EL C338) at Morrisville yard in March, 1977.

CR 21138 was preserved by West Shore Rail Excursions, Delta Place Station, Rt 15, 2 miles north in Lewisburg, PA.

CR 6879 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

The worn Alco 251B prime movers still sounded great and smoked when pushed, but as evening closes in at Morrisville in March, 1977, these sister RSD-12's were in the twilight of their operating days.

CR 6913 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

CR SD9 6913 rests with Alco T-6 9844 on one end, and U33B 2943 on the other, as they wait for service or retirement at Morrisville yard in March, 1977.

CR 7185 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

CR GP-9 7185 waits for work at Morrisville in March, 1977.

CR 7569 Morrisville, PA 11-18-1978

CR GP-10 7569 (ex-PC 7118) follows lead CR GP-30 2186 (ex-RDG 3618) through Morriville yard in November, 1978.

CR 7570 Morrisville, PA 4-6-1977

Late in the day, CR GP-10 7570 and GP-38 7756 rest at Morrisville in April, 1977.

CR 7570 Morrisville, PA 4-6-1977

Late in the day, CR GP-10 7570 and GP-38 7756 rest at Morrisville in April, 1977.

CR 7572 Morrisville, PA 4-24-1977

Late in the day at Morrisville yard in April, 1977, CR GP10's 7572 and 7574 pass by a line of stored, or retired, units including PC RS1 9902.

CR 7572 Morrisville, PA 4-24-1977

Late in the day at Morrisville yard in April, 1977, CR GP10's 7572 and 7574 pass by a line of stored, or retired, units including PC RS1 9902.

CR 7574 Morrisville, PA 3-10-1979

CR GP-10 7574 (ex-PC 7262) and GP-30 2240 work Morrisville yard in March, 1979.

CR 7620 Morrisville, PA 3-4-1978

With numbers whitelined, snow-covered PC RS-11 7620 and S-2 9763 have seen their last days of operation at Morrisville in March, 1978. 

Alco RSD-12's were actively working the Morrisville yard into April, 1977, while the RS-11's continued to handle yard chores into the summer of 1977.  In the spring of 1978, however, all Alco's were gone and yard work was being handled by GP30's.

CR 7623 Morrisville, PA 4-24-1977

In April, 1977, PC-lettered RS11's 7623 and 7618 were working Morrisville yard.

The RS11's may have been pretty worn following 8 years of PC-deferred maintenance, and Conrail may have written them off in the last year, but the 251B's V12 engine was well liked by engineers for their acceleration and pulling power, and their unique sound was unmatched by EMD prime movers.

Sadly, freight cars like the white PRR 40' boxcar on the adjacent track were not quite so rare in Conrail's first year, and many railfans skipped the opportunity to spend our limited supply of film on them.

CR 7623 Morrisville, PA 4-24-1977

Former RDG SW900 1508 (CR 8708) lines up with PC RS11's 7623 and 7618 at Morrisville in April, 1977, while a white PRR 40' boxcar rests on a foreground track.

CR 7629 Morrisville, PA 3-4-1978

Covered by a recent snowfall, PC RS-11 7629 may have seen it's last operating days at Morrisville in March, 1978.  By August, the Alco had been transferred to Altoona, and was resting at the Juniata backshop.

CR 7630 Morrisville, PA 6-25-1977

One of only four CR RS-11's that were painted blue, 7630 works Morrisville yard with a sister unit in June, 1977.

Sadly, this was the last time I saw RS-11's working Morrisville yard.  By early 1978, GP-30's had replaced them.

CR 7668 Morrisville, PA 3-10-1979

CR GP-38 7668 (ex-PRSL 2008) and GP-9B 3826 work Morrisville yard in March, 1979.

CR 8082 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

CR GP38-2 8082 leads U25C 6806 and U25B's 2549 and 2635 through Morrisville yard in August, 1979.

CR 8409 Morrisville, PA 6-14-1980

CR SW-1 8409 and 8413 rest in a line of retired units at Morrisville yard in June, 1980.

CR 8707 Morrisville, PA 2-28-1979

CR SW900 8707 (ex-RDG 1507) lined up with former PC GP30 2199 at Morrisville yard in February, 1979.

CR 8708 Morrisville, PA 4-24-1977

Former RDG SW900 1508, and soon to be CR 8708, hooks up with ex-PC RS11 7623 at Morrisville yard in April, 1977. 

Although "Reading" was stenciled out, the SW900 still retained it's former owner's number.

CR 8711 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

CR SW900 8711 (ex-RDG 1511) waits with other units for service at Morrisville in March, 1977.

CR 9066 at Morrisville Yard

Conrail SW7 9066 (ex-PC 9066) is seen at Morrisville Yard in 1983.

CR 9067 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

PC SW-7 9067 works alongside one of only six Alco T-6's, 9847, at Morrisville yard in March, 1977.

CR 9067 Morrisville, PA 4-24-1977

Ex-PC SW7 9067 smokes up Morrisville yard in April, 1977.

CR 9090 and 8962 Morrisville, PA 1981

CR 9090 (ex-PC 9090) and CR 8962 (ex-PC 8962) are seen in a line of Conrail pups at Morrisville, PA in 1981.

CR 9400 Morrisville, PA 4-6-1977

Still in RDG colors, SW-1001 2625 (CR 9400) works Morrisville yard in April, 1977.

CR 9615 and CR 23342 Morrisville, PA 1984

Conrail SW1500 9615 (ex-RDG 2765) is seen on the Morrisville hump with class N8 caboose 23342 in 1984.

CR 9844 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

CR T-6 9844 rests along with RS-1 9902 in a line of retired units at Morrisville yard in March, 1977.

Alco T-6 9844, one of six PC class AS10a's, was the first in PC series 9844-9849.

CR 9847 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

Alco T-6 CR 9847, one of six ex-PRR units, works Morrisville yard with PC SW-7 9067 in March, 1977. 

The CR paint crews barely covered "Penn Central" on the side of the T-6, and left the PC herald on the SW-7.

CR 9847 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

PC SW-7 9067 works alongside one of only six Alco T-6's, 9847, at Morrisville yard in March, 1977.

CR 9902 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

Former PC RS-1 9902 rests in a line of Alcos at Morrisville in March, 1977. 

Although the unit is not white-lined and has service doors open, the ancient Alco appears to have seen her last days.

CR 9902 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

Sandwiched between S-4 9770 and SW-1 8485 at sunset in Morrisville on March 5, 1977, former PC RS-1 9902 rests in a line of stored units.

CR No Trespassing No Dumping signs Morrisville, PA 5-10-2014

The Conrail No Trespassing No Dumping sign remains by the entrance to the now NJ Transit side of Morrisville yard on May 10, 2014.

CR Private Property and Employees Only signs Morrisville, PA 5-10-2014

Former CR GP38-2 8083 (now NS 5284) keeps watch over the Conrail Private Property and Conrail Employees Only signs that mark the entrance to the Morrisville yard office on May 10, 2014.

Other than the NS paint scheme and renumbering applied to the GP38-2, all the signs and even the Morrisville yard office still retain the Conrail name.

Morrisville sanding facility Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

A pair of GG1's rests at the Morrisville sanding facility in June, 1979.

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